Birthday wishes

I haven't participated in an Embellish challenge lately, and I was getting kinda antsy to try one. The latest Embellish challenge finally motivated me to do just that - how can you resist THESE colors? If there was some blue in there, you'd have my favorite card color combo ever.

Wanted to take a better pic of this, but didn't have the chance, so you're stuck with this crummy image. ;)

I've been so bad with sentiments lately....just completely forgetting them until the end, then trying to squeeze them in somewhere. Oh, and see the subtle stamping in the background? I thought the white cardstock base was too white, so I stamped it lightly a couple times with Starburst Lace and some Tea Dye ink - love how it mimics the white/cream doily paper in the Emma Shoppe collection.

A lovely flower and cracked wooden button that I glued back together....

And those flowers, colored in with those trusty Prismacolor pencils - these do the job well enough, so I'm determined not to buy Copics...at least until I marry a billionare. ;)

Anyways, a quicky post to squeeze this in the challenge deadline - gotta get back to my family. :)
Have a blessed day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Stamps: PTI "Year of Flowers" and "Tag-It's 1", Hero Arts "Starburst Lace"
Ink: Ranger "Tea Dye" and "Walnut Stain"
Ribbon: Bearydo Shoppe "Drop of Sunshine"
Other: pearls (Zva Creative), button (Joann Fabrics), flower (Recollection), coloring pencils (Prismacolor)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, PTI die, Cuttlebug, sewing machine


  1. Beautiful, Clare, so many pretty details - love these colors, too!

  2. This is so pretty, Clare! Love the design! I had to smile when you mentioned forgetting the sentiment. . .happens to me all the time! Good luck in the challenge!

  3. This is so soft and pretty! I love the cut-out, allowing the flowers to peek through! The pearl centers are the perfect touch too! Great job with the color challenge!!

  4. Hi Clare! I have been so remiss lately with staying in touch with you and seeing what lovely things you've been creating! I know you were busy with the wedding for awhile - I'm sure that was quite an event! Miss you! Your card is so gorgeous, as always! Big hugs!

  5. I love this, so romantic and soft, just a simply beautiful design and mixture of colors!

  6. What a pretty card! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

  7. this is such a beauty, Clare! love all the details. gorgeous work as always!


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